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Four districts pass girls wrestling proposal

Bowling and girls wrestling are closer than ever to being state-sanctioned sports. During second-stage NSAA legislative district meetings this month, four of the six districts voted for girls wrestling and three of the six for bowling to be considered for sanctioning at the NSAA’s Representative Assembly in April. It takes 60 percent approval from the…

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Sutton leaves Fairbury with victories in girls and boys basketball Thursday

FAIRBURY, NE - Fairbury (8-7) built an eight-point lead in the second half, but couldn’t hang on in a 36-33 loss to Sutton (6-9) in girls' basketball Thursday. The loss ends Fairbury’s six-game wining streak. It was Fairbury’s first loss since a 35-29 loss at Beatrice on Dec. 18. Junior Sara Huss had another great game,…

Freeman Girls Defeat Wilber-Clatonia

ADAMS - The Freeman girls snapped their three-game losing streak on Thursday night. The Lady Falcons hosted Wilber-Clatonia and defeated the Lady Wolverines 53-23. Check out highlights in the video above. WILBER-CLATONIA (0-15) 4 11 4 4 - 23 FREEMAN (10-7) 12 18 16 7 - 53 WC: Rylee Sand-6, Valerie Johnson-2, Neveah Honea-5, Abby…

Freeman Stifles Wilber-Clatonia

ADAMS - The Freeman boys dug themselves out of an early deficit to claim their 12th win of the season on Thursday night. The Falcons hosted Wilber-Clatonia and defeated the Wolverines 45-33, even after trailing by ten in the first quarter. Check out highlights in the video above. WILBER-CLATONIA (11-4) 14 6 2 11 -…

Nebraska high school boys basketball leaders

Scoring Class A G Pts. Avg. Tonje, Omaha Central 15 377 25.1 Williams, Lincoln North Star 12 262 21.8 Wur, Papillion-LV South 12 261 21.8 Thompson, Om. Westside 13 282 21.7 Udofia, Omaha Bryan 10 212 21.2 Arop, Creighton Prep 14 295 21.2 Hogan, Lincoln Southeast 10 195 19.5 Robinson, Kearney 14 265 18.9 Dreamer,…

Louisville native receives Heart of America Athletic Conference scholarship

PERU - Peru State junior cross country runner Julia Zurek (Louisville) has been selected to receive the $1,000 Larry Lady Academic Scholarship from the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). The award was announced by Heart Commissioner Lori Thomas late last semester. Lady, the long-time serving commissioner for the conference, has provided a $1,000 academic scholarship for…

Mike Daum thankful for kids who choose him as their role model

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Think your kids aren't looking up to you and watching your everyday actions at home, work or while watching athletics? Think again. Even one of the top scorers in college basketball history saw the sacrifices his parents made for him and his sister. South Dakota State senior Mike Daum - who currently…

Peru State edges Grand View for 14th win

PERU - In a game that saw five ties and eight lead changes, the Peru State men's basketball team had the lead at the right time – the end of the game. The Bobcats held on for a 73-70 win over the visiting Grand View (Iowa) Vikings Wednesday night in the Al Wheeler Activity Center.…

Nebraska puts its 20-game home winning streak on the line against No. 6 ...

LINCOLN — Something’s going to give Thursday night. Nebraska is a one-point underdog but is barreling toward a school-record 21st straight win at home. Sixth-ranked Michigan State has won 19 straight Big Ten games and hasn’t lost since just after Thanksgiving. “Yeah, this is awesome,” junior forward Isaiah Roby said. “I mean playing a top…

Nebraska Shrine Bowl will stay in Kearney through at least 2024

The Shrine Bowl senior all-star football game will stay in Kearney through 2024. Dave MacDonald, the bowl’s executive director, said Kearney’s five-year bid was accepted last week. The city has hosted the game at UNK’s Cope Stadium since 2014. “We are extremely thrilled to return to Kearney for another five years. We were humbled by…

Racing Commission puts off vote on adding 'historical' horse race machin...

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Under the threat of legal action from the state, the Nebraska Racing Commission delayed a decision on whether to permit slot-like machines that allow patrons to gamble on historical horse races. Last October, the five-member group, which regulates horse racing in Nebraska, agreed to allow the machines at Fonner Park in Grand Island.…